The Customs People - Customs & Excise Duty and AEO Consultants

Make sense of complicated customs legislation with The Customs People. We are a specialist firm of consultants who can advise you on VAT and customs for both EU and global importing and exporting activities.

With our help, you can ensure you do not fall foul of the often confusing rules regarding customs and excise, while taking advantage of any opportunities to save money.

We understand how difficult it can be to get things right, and are on hand to provide bespoke advice to your business. Discuss your circumstances with us by calling 0161 82 68 926, or fill out an online enquiry form and we will be in touch.


Who We Help

Our clients are both importers and exporters in a wide range of areas, including textiles, heavy manufacturing and food, and we help them all to approach the customs process in the best way for their business.

Customs Services

Our services vary from in-house training to transaction advice and help planning for a HMRC visit - click here to find out more.

AEO Services

AEO accreditation is a kitemark stamp of integrity, and our expert team can help you to secure it for your business, opening up a wider world of business opportunity.

Success Stories

  • "Company 'O' was able to increase the value of sales made to its customer within the contract price after taking advantage of End-Use relief. This meant the initial $3.5million import in a 25 year contract was VAT and duty free."

    Canadian Company 'O' -
  • "Cotton importer 'G' was at risk of losing money through the use of a wrong commodity code - this meant instead of 0% duty, 8% was applied, landing them with a bill of £80,000. Our investigations led to the assessment being waived, and the bill being cancelled."

    Cotton Importer -
  • "Company 'R' took advantage of our planning advice and structured purchases to ensure they were making the most of their options. Advice given included audit trail help, and anti-dumping duty guidance. "

    UK Company 'R' -
Read All Success Stories